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Is George Orwell the 20th century Nostradamus

January 18, 2017

Is George Orwell the 20th century Nostradamus

Do young kids even care about Privacy anymore?
By Dark Politricks

The Snoopers Charter is now the most draconian Internet law in the world.

I bet at least half if not 70% of people today in the UK, don’t even realise what this draconian law is and that is now on the books. If you don’t you better start reading my friend before you are forced into intricate flag waving ceremonies and hand salutes for Theresa May.

Do you care or are you too busy playing candy crush and taking selfies of you on the toilet to worry about antiquated ideas like privacy.

Privacy was once something to be protected. Now it’s a commodity to be sold or to be used to track you down by private investigators, ex partners, the police, MI6/6 a

In the UK we are now living in George Orwell’s prophetic 1984.

This was the futuristic tale written by the author in 1949 by George Orwell  after the 2nd world war.

In the book, he imagined a world constantly at war, enemies to the North, South, East and West, millions of people working for the state apparatus, and a million people dying daily fighting on the front line.

The “Ministry of Truth” where old news stories were carefully amended to show an altered vision of history as alliances change and battles won. Oh and of course the thousands of spies and traitors who had to be weeded out by Big Brother and his double agents.

The book does remind me strongly of the present day.

Alliances swap and change so often, people you were told were eating babies yesterday and fighting tooth and nail against you are now your allies, standing shoulder to shoulder fighting alongside you on the front line against what are probably tomorrow’s allies.

Propaganda is news to be believed as it comes straight from the word of the Great Leader or the State in our case.

Of course any dissidents who try and provide actual facts or a non biased point of view on any conflict are labelled traitors, conspiracy theorists and jailed for long sentences if not silently killed.

A more subtle way in this age of information technology where a GPS chip in your arm, or more precisely your phone, tracks all your movements for the state our #altnews internet sites are taken down or dropped in the Google rankings after sitting at the top for years. Bureaucrats decide what is “fake news” and “real news” and then warn potential readers they may be entering a free thinking zone.

One day an ally in a war is to be against all forms of torture, killing of innocents and despises religious fundamentalism, child killers and suicide bombs. Just like the Syrian Free Army, who were a non jihadist, anti Assad force. The next thing you know they sold all the arms and equipment we had given them to ISIS , ransomed off American journalists to ISIS to be beheaded for cash and prayed to allah as they machine gunned down captors in the street or cut open their victims chests before eating their hearts and lungs.

Alliances change like snowflakes in the wind it seems and the globalist don’t give a shit who they are working with as long as it meets their objective.

We have even got to the stage where al-Qaeda our “mortal enemy” (2 men in a cave), are sometimes on our side. Using pseudo names like al-Nusra Front they are labelled as anti Assad fighters and not jihadists. I’d like to see the command and control structure in that office.

Of course who dies, which states crumble and how many millions of migrants enter Europe to carry out ISIS attacks on Paris night clubs doesn’t matter to the powers that be.

They get their kicks off on a Friday night lying naked in some open coffin wanking off to the names of their ex lovers (I wonder if that includes little boys and girls….) and have all their mates watch and cheer. Then they finish the night off with a nice “pizza” as they discuss the next destabilisation plan on the table.

Then as politics and the war changes, the idea to be at perpetual war to keep the citizens at home and frightened (sound familiar), the alliances change so that in the hall of records this previous alliance is airbrushed out of history and the strength of unity and purpose that our new alliance brings is fully documented.

George Orwell had an uncanny knack of seeing into the future or his tale was picked on as some sort of template to base our war economy on.

We already have the Telescreens in our rooms and the Snoopers Charter (and US Terms and Conditions) make it exactly that.

If you have a built in Web Cam for Skype or games just beware it’s two way. If you can use it, so can the police and MI5/6 use it to watch you, and with the new Snooper Charter Law they don’t even need a warrant. So when you send that next sex text to you baby mama just be on notice the local drug squad could all be having a giggle.

“They” are watching and listening to you through your digital accessories on TV’s, Phones, PC’s, laptops, tablets anything that can be hacked (most things) and profiling you just as in the book 1984.

You can get all techie about it as I write here about some of the ways to mitigate such surveillance or a quick list on journalists who were followed and harassed, some killed, but a quick list would be.

Encrypt your phone in the settings with a long upper and lower case passwords only you know.

Use patterns to access all your favourite apps. 4 digit pins are easily breakable in 5 mins but a pattern you have got wrong a hundred times before is a lot harder.

Turn your location off. Why do you need to see where you drove around for the last week or so or what time you stopped at the local McDonalds. Not very interesting but it just might be for people watching you.

Use Anti Virus tools on your phone. MalwareBytes is free and good for both PC and phone. Clean Master is also good and CM Security allows you to add patterns/pin codes/finger prints to open apps and files if you phone doesn’t have it built in.

Don’t use the default Text or Phone app you get on your phone. All these calls and messages will be saved at Vodafone HQ for a year or more in case the cops come calling. Just deleting them off your phone does nothing as they are still on your phone providers servers.

Install Telegram , Viber or if you must Wickr . A BT Sim only plan will get you on the internet in most place so you can video call Japan – encrypted – all without using up your minutes. Same goes for texts. Telegram / Wickr allow you to delete your texts after X days/weeks/months with a self destruct option that if you don’t use your app within X days or so it will delete the whole account.

So if your phone goes “missing” you can be safe knowing as they are dictionary cracking your passwordsock them out after 3 failed goes and attempting patterns that will l your texts will get deleted.

Also BT uses DCHP which means everytime I go on the web I get a new IP address this pisses me off no end as I need to add it into my firewall to SFTP or stop myself being blocked out my own site.

However it also means it makes it a lot harder over historical period to see what you were up to when they cannot trace the IP address to you especially when you went through a number of proxies.

That is of course unless you have already been hacked and all your history lies at GCHQ – the great hall of records, history, fake history and “we are all doing this for your own protection”.

So just use masking tape over your phones camera or webcam if you are not planning on using it and the same goes for your microphone.

Sometimes the best ways are the oldest. And if your really paranoid, which you should be as no-one, no matter what gibberish they spout has “nothing to hide, nothing to fear” – it’s about liberty and not living in a police state where anyone in a uniform can “demand your papers”. If you are really going off the grid then you should learn how to use pigeons to send messages up and down the country like the olden times of yore.

So what is it with all these shifting alliances, especially with the most barbaric country in the world, and biggest fund raiser of terrorism, Saudi Arabia.

Well we are doing it to keep one of the few UK industries that is actually not running offshore after BREXIT, the arms industry, booming.

By selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and Qatar who then use them to kill kids in Yemen and then allow them to pass on the equipment and supply them to ISIS to fight themselves – convoluted I know but apparently despite funding and arming ISIS like Turkey they are also in an alliance to destroy them.

This anti ISIS alliance means nothing of course and history like Orwell predicted will be rewritten, but the amount of US/UK arms being found in overrun ISIS positions just shows our duplicity and complicity in the whole nefarious debacle.


George Orwell’s 1984, a tale of fiction not a road map to future militarism and a police state

We are living in a surveillance state.
We are being watched.
Constantly.

George Orwells oath to Big Brother

 

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By Dark Politricks

© 2017 By Dark Politricks

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Western hypocrisy in Ukraine

April 14, 2014

Western hypocrisy in Ukraine

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By Dark Politricks

The recent “riots” in Eastern Ukraine by people who want to federalize Ukraine or let their part of the country join Russia like Crimea is just another example of the hypocrisy of the west.

Remember when this was all going on in Kiev.

Peaceful “demonstrators” just exercising their democratic right to protest by pepper spraying and even shooting Ukrainian police officers in the streets?

Ukrainian protester sprays pepper spray at policeman

Protestors defy ban on protesting by the Ukraine government

At that time the western nations, the IMF, EU and the axis of war (US/UK/France) were all de-crying the crackdown on “peaceful” protesters who have now been found out to be shooting from the top of buildings at both protesters AND policemen causing the tension to increase to boiling point.

We now have evidence of this from a leaked phone call between the EU Foreign Minister and the Estonian Foreign Minister which suggests that the western nations KNEW that the snipers killing the innocent people in Kiev were actually from a sub-sect of the Maidan group of protesters.

The Estonian Foreign Minister also recalled a conversation with a doctor who treated those shot by snipers in Kiev. She said that both protesters and police were shot at by the same people. Paet stressed:

“And second, what was quite disturbing, this same Olga [Bogomolets] told as well that all the evidence shows that the people who were killed by snipers from both sides, among policemen and then people from the streets, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides,

Ashton’s response was  “Well, yeah…that’s, that’s terrible.”, after which Paet continued:

“So that she then also showed me some photos she said that as a medical doctor, she can say that it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened”.

At the end she seemed shocked by the claims but not exactly surprised.

“There is now a stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition”, said Foreign Minister Urmas Paet to Catherine Ashton, who replied:

“I think we do want to investigate. I mean, I didn’t pick that up, that’s interesting. Gosh”.

She even says “yeah”, when he mentions this, and it seems clear that some knowledge is foreknown about a false flag coup to overthrow out the legitimate President of the country.

You can listen to the two leaders discuss the false flag attacks below.

False Flag Shooting in Kiev

Or read more about it here.

As Michel Chossudovsky says in his article: The leaders of EuroMaidan ordered the shooting of their own supporters.

We are dealing with a diabolical agenda: the deaths of protesters in Maidan square triggered by Neo-Nazi elements (supported by the West) were used to break the legitimacy of a duly elected government.

Underlying US foreign policy and CIA intelligence ops, civilian deaths are often triggered deliberately with a view to accusing the enemy and demonizing a foreign head of State or head of government

The Maidan sniper killings are, in this regard reminiscent of what occurred in Syria in mid-March 2011 at the very outset of the insurgency: civilians were killed by rooftop snipers in the border city of Daraa. The resulting casualties –without further investigation– were blamed on the government of Bashar al Assad. It was subsequently confirmed by Israeli and Lebanese press reports, that the snipers were hired mercenaries.

People like Catherine Ashton and John McCain who stood in the middle of “Freedom Square” hand in hand with fascists and neo-nazis are hypocrites and liars.

John McCain Oleh Tyahnybok
Here is John McCain in the Ukraine meeting (on his right) far right leader Oleh Tyahnybok in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

The people they stood with are now in power after an illegal coup that was authorized by the west.

These are the same Senators who take money from AIPAC and other pro-Israeli groups with one hand, and shake the hands of anti-Semites with their other. All the while Jews are leaving Ukraine scared for their safety due to some of the lesser civilized members of the new power structure that was imposed by force.

This new government kicked out a legitimate leader, Viktor Yanukovych, and replaced the whole government with a number of people who are not even supposed to be allowed to work with EU countries, especially Germany under their strict anti-Nazi laws.

An example would be the ex Chechen fighter and nationalist leader Aleksandr Muzychko, who fought against Russian troops in Chechnya and recently branded his Kalashnikov gun in front of regional authorities begging them to “try to take it away from me”.

He is also on record for making openly anti-Semitic statements as are many of the far right of the “Maidan protestors” who have been caught out by leaked phone calls and evidence showing that they were the only people on top of a building one day in any position to fire into a hotel housing RT.com reporters as well as shooting policeman down below. What better way to get a populace angry with your government?

However now they have their coup, and thrown out a legitimate leader they seem to be no longer useful to the Wests milking machine e.g the IMF that wants to double gas prices, reduce benefits by half and increase taxes.

Some of these people who helped the ex President have even turned up dead like Olexander Muzychko.

Olexander Muzychko, an ultranationalist wanted for war atrocities, was recently killed by Ukrainian special forces in a sanctioned execution by Government officials.

Muzychko was put on an international wanted list on suspicion of torturing and murdering at least 20 Russian servicemen in Chechnya in the early 2000s. After surfacing in Ukraine, he was arrested in absentia by a court in southern Russia earlier this month.

The Right Sector, along with Muzychko, is a major ally of the neo-Nazi Svoboda party led by Oleh Tyahnybok, a member of the new Ukrainian government and an active promoter of the ideas of Stepan Bandera a Ukrainian who collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II.

Good credentials! He was involved in mass atrocities in the wartime ethnic cleansing of Poles, Jews and Russians. Just the person you want to help you get into government but not stay inside too long I suspect.

Russia has described last month’s uprising in Kiev as an illegitimate fascist coup, which resulted in Moscow taking steps to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine.

The people of Crimea held a legal and internationally verified referendum which showed over 96.8% of the people in the Russian Black Sea Port region wanted to become part of Russia.

Crimea’s regional parliament has declared independence and applied to become part of the Russian Federation, a day after people in the Black Sea peninsula voted overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine in a referendum that most of the world has condemned as illegal.

However why is it illegal for Kosovo to vote to leave Serbia, a part of the country for hundreds of years or Scotland to order a referendum to leave the United Kingdom.

Could it be because the result doesn’t fit with the Wests ideas of “who” should be ruling which part of the world?

You only have to look at the first democratic election in Palestine to see the reaction when Hamas won!

A split country, in-fighting between Sunnis and Shiites, and a big distraction as the opposition fight each other instead of their real enemy.

However this “illegal” and “unsanctioned” move by a group of pro-Russians was seen and reported by the west as Russia invading Ukraine!

Forget the fact that since Ukraine gained independence the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Navy personnel who run it have been allowed to carry arms and wear military uniform in Crimea for years.

These Russian military men were not invaders but sanctioned and legitimate troops who have been based in this new region of Russia under an agreement signed by both countries years ago.

Now the shoe is on the other foot

Pro-Russian demonstrators in the east of Ukraine are demanding their rights and protection of freedom from the new Ukrainian government who has threatened to send in specialist “anti terrorist” squads to oust these domestic extremists!

These people have taken over police stations and other government facilities and Russia has warned Ukraine not to do something stupid like send in the army and kill their own people.

Most of the demonstrators want to stay Ukrainian BUT in a Federal Union where each area could decide their own fate. They do not want to be in sock to the EU and permanent debt to the IMF,

Pro Russian Demonstrators
Pro Russian demonstrators demand their rights be heard

Pro Russian Demonstrators take over a Police Station
Russian demonstrators take over a Ukrainian Police Station

If the pro-Russian protesters and armed militants do not leave the occupied buildings in some cities of Ukraine, the illegal government other-thrown by a pro EU mob has threatened a full-scale anti-terrorist operation.

So far the deadlines have passed and no Ukrainan forces have been deployed – thank God!

But what would happen if Ukraine DID send in their troops?

Well I guess the following:

  • Lots of unarmed pro-Russian demonstrators will be killed. They will be labelled by the Western media as terrorists and domestic extremists trying to remove any sympathy from them.
  • The western mouthpieces would spew out their propaganda about this being a fight for freedom and liberty and the rule of law – totally forgetting they supported an illegal coup just months ago,
  • Stories like the one from the New York Times describing how bad life in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008 has been since Russia took control will fill the papers, true or not.
  • Russia would invade the Ukraine like they did in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia in 2008 to “protect” their “Russian speaking” people who consider themselves by all means “Russian”.
  • NATO would do Fuck All but make loud noises and try to pass resolutions in the UN which will be blocked by Russia and China (at least) in the Security Council.
  • If a sensible resolution was put down that let the people of the Ukraine decide for themselves whether they wanted to be run by an illegal government, a newly elected Federal government with a new constitution or split the country in two then that would make sense and let the people of the country decide their fate.
  • In the event that the latter option is taken the western part of Ukraine will  suffer the austerity policies the IMF and EU has already imposed on Greece, they would see unemployment soar, taxes rise and most importantly have their gas turned off due to unpaid bills to Russia.
  • What does Ukraine offer the west? Nothing really but land near the Russian border. Land that was called the “bread basket of the west” and if managed properly it could feed the world ten times over. Russia would have to invade the Eastern part of Ukraine to prevent a NATO county on its doorstep, something which was promised by Reagan to never happen if the Soviet Union fell.
  • We in Europe would probably impose sanctions on Russia which would in the end back fire on us. We would have our own gas pipelines that bypass Ukraine cut off and Russia would just sell it on to China, India and other countries with high demand and lots of cash.
  • If we did actually go to a “hot” war we would probably end up nuclear and say goodbye to the world. No one wants that but a war can start over any little misjudgment.  If you don’t know the story UK pop singe James Blunt, whilst a soldier in Kosovo, was ordered to “destroy” and “attack” the Russian forces that had entered the country and taken  over an airfield by General Wesley Clark. Thankfully British soldiers have some brains and think nuclear war is a bad idea and James Blunt refused the order. Luckily he was backed up British Gen Sir Mike Jackson, who said: “I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War III.”
  • After a hot war starts who knows what would happen but by guess is we would back down like pussies and rightly so, letting Russia take control over areas of Ukraine who have always wanted to be Russian and not Nazi collaborators.

So can you see the hypocrisy here?

We allow an elected President to be forced out of power by an armed fascist and nationalist filled group of people. Some of whom have already been knocked off as they are no longer useful to the cause.

We then declare this victory as some kind of sign that people power works. Yet when the Eastern Ukrainians do exactly the same thing in support of Russia we call them terrorists, domestic extremists and Russian soldiers in disguise trying to stir up trouble. As of yet I haven’t seen any photos of Putin or his deputies in Eastern Ukraine standing on boxes with arms in the air urging the people on like John McCain did in Kievb.

However none of that matters. Putin is the great baddie of this play and he will always be portrayed as such if you get your news from the BBC, FOX, MSNBC or CNN. I am not for one minute saying RT.com is unbiased in its reporting but it is worth getting an alternative view on events before making your mind up.

Just don’t believe talking twats like Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity for your own view-point. Have a read of RT.com and get some opposing views.

It might just stop a war.

View the original article at darkpolitricks.com

If the Ukraine was the USA what would happen?

February 28, 2014

If the Ukraine was the USA what would happen?

By Dark Politricks

Can you imagine if what was occurring in the Ukraine was happening in the USA or the UK?

Policeman killed by ultra nationalists and anti-Semite thugs being put into positions of power with the help of AIPAC bought and paid for US politicians such as John McCain?

It just goes to show how the US and Europe doesn’t give a shit about using nationalist thugs and anti-semites to carry out their agenda when it means they can ebb away at Russian borders. However at home, if you dare criticise Israel you are called an anti-semite – square than one if you please?

Here is proof of John McCain meeting ultra nationalist far right leaders in Kiev recently. What right does a US politician have to enter another country and demand changes in leadership?

John McCain Oleh Tyahnybok
Here is John McCain in the Ukraine meeting (on his right) far right leader Oleh Tyahnybok in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Can you imagine if Russian politicians turned up in Washington or London and stood with the BNP or Klu Klux Klan and demanded that the constitutionally elected President of the country stood down so that ultra nationalist thugs could take their place?

Here is one of the thugs John McCain and EU leaders want to put into positions of power threatening officials in their offices. Aleksandr Muzychko a radical Ukrainian nationalist leader lashed out at a local prosecutor with obscene language, punches and threats claiming the prosecutors were “sabotaging” their job.

“Shut the f**k up, you b*tch! Your f**king time is over,” he uttered, threatening to rope the clerk like a dog and lead him to the people on Maidan.

This “activist,” is an ex Chechen fighter who fought against Russian troops and recently branded his Kalashnikov in front of regional authorities goading them and threatening them to “try to take it away from me”.

He is also on record for making openly anti-Semitic statements as are many of the far right “protestors” who have been killing and beating policeman, shooting at politicians and rioting on a daily basis for months now.

Here are just a few photos of “demonstrators” attacking the Ukraine police.

If the US can pinch the noses of peaceful students sitting on the ground to spray pepper spray down their throats, then can can you imagine the response of US police if protesters sprayed pepper spray at THEM, or battered them as they are doing in the Ukraine by Occupy or Tea Party protesters?

They would have been shot on the spot.

Ukrainian protester sprays pepper spray at policeman

Protestors defy ban on protesting by the Ukraine government

Protester kicks rank of Ukrainian police

Now I am not saying that the Ukrainian president who is on the run and has just given a press conference on RT.com is perfect.

He banned protests and allowed policemen to kill many of the protesters. However the people who the west is trying to put into power so that they can milk their assets and drain them through IMF loans are no better.

This whole scheme has been devised to split Ukraine from Russia who would offer them a much better deal than the EU is offering and get them into the western sphere of influence and most importantly NATO.

This was something that the USA explicitly stated would NOT happen when Gorbachev and Reagan had their meetings and the Soviet Union split up.

The west promised not to encroach on Russian areas of influence but this has blatantly been broken as the USA realised they were the only super power and believed they could do as they pleased despite previous agreements.

First Georgia became a US proxy after a “colour” revolution, and with US/Israeli help tested the Russian military when they killed peace keepers and bombed the breakaway territory of South Ossetia during the start of the Chinese Olympics in 2008. However Russia proved the west wrong and humiliated them in this illegal war and now half of South Ossetia is under Russian control.

The West then moved into the southern states of Russia, building air bases, using their proxy Islamic terrorists to stir up trouble and then invading Afghanistan to get even more air bases, surrounding Russia, plus the plan of an oil pipeline to rival the Russian one bringing gas and oil to Europe and ports in the south.

It just amazes me that people like Catherine Ashton (EU) and John McCain, who are against nationalism at home are prepared to enter a sovereign country, talk to neo-nazis (people they would never talk to at home), and stir up trouble in a country they have no business being in.

If I was Putin, I would invade Ukraine right now, at least the eastern half and Crimea who wants to stay connected to Russia, and then see what balls the NATO agitators really have.

I cannot believe the US or Europe want to cause shit with Russia when they need their help with Syria and Iran so I doubt they would do anything if that happened apart from make loud noises and thump their chests.

However Putin can see his country being surrounded by the west (NATO) and from a historical perspective (watch Oliver Stones untold history of the United States) if you want some context. The Russians are paranoid to the extreme about being invaded due to being attacked so many times in the past.

Remember whilst the UK and US lost less than a million men in World War II, Russia lost over 20 million! Whatever you are taught in school about World War II, the US/UK did not win the war in Europe, Russia did. They beat us to Berlin and they destroyed the majority of the German army.

Also they were invaded by the Germans twice in the 20th century (World War I and II) and before that by Napoleon.

There is a saying in Russia, “give a German a gun and before long they will turn it at Russia”. If you don’t know your history then you should note that when Germany invaded the Ukraine in WWII, many Ukrainians treated them as liberators and even joined their ranks to fight the Soviets.

Therefore the neo-nazi element in the Ukraine has been around for a long time and Russia has a right to fear it.

If the west is so keen to allow neo-nazis to take power in a state that they want to join NATO and the EU then we must ask ourselves, are we becoming a fascist empire or do we just have no morals when it comes to taking over countries by any means necessary.

For more info read about Gladio 2 (Sibel Edmonds) and how the US used nationalists to other throw regimes in the 80’s and 90’s and then changed to Islamic extremists when it suited them (al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front etc).

This is the first part of the 5 part series with James Corbett. For the others go to this youtube.com link.

View the original article Can you imagine if Ukraine was the USA? at darkpolitriks.com

Here we go again – more lies, propaganda and war

May 7, 2013

Here we go again – more lies, propaganda and war

By Dark Politricks

With Israel launching missiles attacks on Syria it seems that they are totally unafraid of igniting a regional war that could see the Middle East end up in flames.

I suppose they are hoping that if Syria retaliate, either itself or by proxy i.e Hezbollah, that the US will ramp up it’s already fast paced move towards arming the Syrian rebels and join in any killing games that seemed to have been planned for the region.

Do we really want another war in the Middle East?

Have we learnt nothing from Libya?

We supported the rebels and now they hate us. Terrorists kill US ambassadors, religious fanatics destroy UK world war cemeteries and rebel gangs control large segments of the country.

The people are no better off than they were under Gaddafi and they most certainly have no love for us even though we armed and backed them in their cause.

Have we learned nothing or is the actual idea to really destabilise the region by arming Islamic fascists with high-tech weaponry so that the blow back can drift our way once again?

When the Free Syrian Army is such a mismatch of various secular and religious groups with just a smattering of al-Qaeda, are we really wise to be sending heavy arms and training to them when we don’t know what they will do with it once any civil war is over.

Why is it we keep finding ourselves on the same side as our supposed mortal enemy. Supposedly fighting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Yemen and then backing them in Libya and now Syria?

Do we have such few moral absolutes that we can support al-Qaeda in Syria just because we don’t like President Assad and nor do they?

The guns and rockets we supplied to the same rag-tag bunch in Libya haven’t been handed back to us in a neat pile and instead rebel commanders with links to the LIFG and al-Qaeda control cities and fight each other daily.

This is all in-between carrying out racial executions and implementing Sharia law where it didn’t exist before.

That’s not even mentioning the current mess in Egypt!

The US is currently on a mission to try to convince Russia to arm Syrian rebels, pretending that it won’t lead to another Libyan style mess.

This is something I doubt the Russian’s will go for seeing that they feel tricked after the last UN resolution they fell for. They backed a no fly zone over Libya to protect civilians and then the axis of war turned it into a “no limits” full-out armed assault on Gaddafi’s troops.

We took sides in a civil war we had no right to be in when we were just supposed to be protecting civilians from being attacked from the air – from both sides.

The same is happening in Syria.

We know LibyaSaudi Arabia and the Qataris are sending rebel fighters to Syria and they are being covertly backed and supported by Israel, Turkey and through them the USAUK and France.

A recent independent UN investigation into the use of chemical weapons suggests that the attack was carried out by Syrian rebels NOT the forces of President Assad.

However despite evidence to the contrary the USA is keen to pin the blame on Assad for any use of biological or non conventional weapons.

Ms Del Ponte, a former Swiss attorney-general and prosecutor with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said on Swiss TV that there was “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof” that the rebels had used the nerve gas Sarin – a favourite of home-grown terrorists.

Sarin is a colourless, odourless liquid or gas which can cause respiratory arrest and death and is therefore classed as a weapon of mass destruction and is banned under international law. This undoubtedly means that the USA, Russia, China and most other countries have huge hidden stockpiles, for research and defensive purposes of course….

However it seems that the axis of war is keen to pin any blame for the use of chemical weapons on the Assad regime even if the finger is pointing the other way. Remember evidence only matters when it backs up the pre-written script we are all supposed to follow.

The matter is complicated even more by earlier reports from hacked emails, from the defense contractor Britam, that the US has already discussed the use of a false flag chemical attack in Syria.

This attack would then be pinned on government fighters and provide the perfect excuse to escalate the war and allow US troops to enter Syria with “public” backing.

As this earlier article discusses. If President Obama can be linked to a staged chemical attack on civilians then this is nothing more than a war crime.

The leaked emails, obtained by a hacker in Malaysia, feature an exchange (click here for screenshot) between Britam Defence’s Business Development Director David Goulding and the company’s founder Philip Doughty.

Phil

We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.

We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.

They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.

Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?

Kind regards

David

The fact that the plan involves delivering a CW (chemical weapon) that is “similar to those Assad should have,” clearly suggests that the idea is to stage a false flag chemical weapons attack that could be blamed on Assad by Gulf states like Qatar and NATO powers.

If reports of a chemical attack are true and the US is refusing to even consider that the rebels could have been involved then it would seem that this earlier false flag plan is already on the way to being rolled out.

Let’s not forget that Dick Cheney was prepared to stage a fake shoot up in the Strait of Hormuz to start a war with Iran which was exposed by legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh and that Tony Blair and George Bush discussed shooting down a UN marked plane over Iraq to start their desired conflict with Saddam Hussein.

Therefore our current batch of leaders are not opposed to such devious and underhand tactics so don’t be surprised to learn they are a common tool to start wars all the way though history from the gates of Rome to the Gulf of Tonkin.

So whilst Israel lobs missiles into SyriaTurkey allows rebels to cross their border for protection and the Sunni regimes in Saudi Arabia and Qatar finance the operation we are just sitting on the side lines awaiting the “right incident” that can be used as propaganda to draw our own forces into war.

Why not send our own sons and daughters into the desert once again to fight President Assad’s regime, once he goes it makes it so much easier to attack Iran from all sides.

I have no doubt Israel will try it’s best to bring the US in by trying to provoke a retaliatory attack from Syria or Hezbollah and with the USA preparing to launch another massive round of war games in the area it is just perfect timing that a huge armed force is arriving almost on queue.

Just be-warned.

We were lied into a war with Iraq and we have had attempts to lie us into a war with Iran.

Not only is the nuclear issue being falsely cranked up whilst the NPT compliant Iran hasn’t even broken any international rules yet but the driver of war Israel, sits upon a massive pile of unregulated nukes and outside the NPT. Who are they to say who can have nukes?

Plus wasn’t it Israel who said bin-Laden was being hidden by the Iranians? A bit hard seeing he was either already dead or being propped up in a chair in Pakistan for shooting practise by a number of soon to be dead Navy Seals.

Therefore let the propaganda begin, the lies start spinning and get ready to see more sons and daughters who have no fight in this civil war die for another countries geo-political ambitions.

It has been written in the stars, let the bull shit and spin begin.

View the original article Here we go again – Propaganda, Lies and War on the main site www.darkpolitricks.com.

Compare our Western hypocrisy with the Syrian Massacres being reported on in Tremseh

July 15, 2012

By Dark Politricks

Compare and contrast the coverage given by the Western media to the conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan.

This morning on the BBC News channel they are reporting again that the Syrian Army – loyal to President Assad has been bombarding the homes of rebel fighters including those of the free Syrian Army and other insurgents in Tremseh.

Whilst their internet coverage is a little more even handed it still leans towards the US position of a massacre and the US government is parroting Syrian rebel reports that around 220 people were massacred labeling Syria‘s leaders murderers even though other western media is even reporting the attack as a “lopsided” attack by the army against the home of insurgents and what would we would call terrorists if they lived in Gaza, Iran or Afghanistan.

A statement by the U.N. mission who have returned to Tremseh today said:

“The attack on Tremseh appeared targeted at specific groups and houses, mainly of army defectors and activists,” the spokesman for the U.N. observer mission to Syria said in an emailed statement.

“A wide range of weapons were used, including artillery, mortars and small arms.”

Opposition activists say government forces killed about 220 people in the village. U.N. observers said they had found a burned school and fire-damaged houses.

The state media in the UK (and I haven’t seen US coverage but I guess it’s the same) are reporting this attack in Tremseh as if the word of opposition fighters was God and as if the Assad regime was bombing the homes of innocent people and killing them for fun.

Lest no-one think I support President Assad I don’t.

I don’t support any dictator unlike the USA/UK/French axis of war that seem to pick and chose their fights not on “human rights” as they like to sell it to the dumbed down public but whether or not the dictator is “their man” or “helpful” to their foreign policy objectives.

If the Axis of war had a fair and balanced foreign policy they would be attacking Israel, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia for their human rights abuses and attacks on protesters in the same manner as they have attacked Libya, forced an army coup in Egypt and are carefully planning for war with Iran by funding, aiding and training the rebels that are fighting the Assad regime. All roads lead to Iran as awakened people say at the moment.

The hypocrisy of our mainstream news coverage is that if Assad were “our man” like Saddam Hussein was in the 80’s before we turned on him and bin Laden was in the Soviet war in Afghanistan then there wouldn’t be so much news coverage of these attacks in Syria.

However unlike Afghanistan in which another insurgency is going on – one in which we are fighting not supporting. Where segments of the population in Afghanistan e.g the Taliban have decided to fight against the US/UK occupation, the corrupt puppet leader they installed to rule over them e.g the major of Kabul Hamid Karzai.

This is the US installed leader who has helped increase the amount of opium produced from almost zero in 2000 when the Taliban last ruled the country to the massive amounts produced now.

The Taliban admittedly ruled the country brutally in Western eyes, but in the eyes of a lot of Afghans they brought law and order after a time of unruliness. They actually punished corruption and other criminal acts (admittedly brutally in our standards) that are carrying on unabated under the US/Karzai rule.

Plus they almost wiped out the lucrative drug production calling it Un-Islamic as you can see by the chart above where the amount of opium dropped when they were in power. For reasons why drug production seems to increase whenever there is war and instability please read the four part series on my site titled “CIA Involvement in Drug Smuggling Parts 1 to 4”.

The main contradiction between our coverage of the Syrian civil war and other news channels that don’t have a western bias like Russia Today or Press TV is that when the US attack the homes of insurgents with drones and missile attacks in Afghanistan and innocent children, women and non combatants are killed they are considered legitimate and just casualties of war – or “collateral damage” as we like to call it. Often this massacre of innocents  is somehow covered up or ignored by our media.

However in Syria where Assad is fighting an influx of Western and Saudi backed terrorists, insurgents, the Free Syrian Army and of course al-Qaeda (why are again fighting on the same side as our mortal enemy again?) these collateral damages are called massacres and the western TV media laps up the stories of unverifiable bloggers and citizens as if they were truth itself.

So lets compare the two wars we are involved in the link being al-Qaeda e.g in Afghanistan we are supposedly fighting them whilst in Syria we are fighting alongside them – or arming, training and supporting them as we did in Libya.

  • We have two countries Syria and Afghanistan both fighting an insurgency against the ruling power.
  • Both insurgencies contain members of the general population as well as foreign terrorists and members of al-Qaeda.
  • One insurgency the West supports, the other it is fighting.
  • One government fighting the insurgency is considered a corrupt puppet with links to drug dealing brothers and other corrupt behaviour, the other is a dictator who is on the path to reform (admittedly slowly – who was praised in Western media not too long ago)
  • When innocent people are killed in one country they are called collateral damage or not reported on at all in the other it is called a massacre and the mainstream media goes crazy over it.
  • When terrorists and insurgents are killed by drones or night raids by special forces in one country their deaths are acclaimed as a success for the anti-government forces, whereas the deaths of insurgents in the other are reported as assassinations and targeted killings in the UN.

I am sure you can work out which is which.

Therefore the question is how far does our hypocrisy go and will you get your news from the tools of Western imperialism or try and get a balanced view on the subject first.

Why didn’t NATO want Gaddafi to be captured alive?

October 23, 2011

By Dark Politricks

The videos of Gadaffi’s capture and his summary execution showed the world a few things apart from the callasnous of his capturers and their disregard to international law which under the Geneva conventions asert that any wounded combatant captured during combat should be given aid and treated well. They should not be shot at point blank range in the head.

We could endlessly debate the “evilness” of Gaddafi and any crimes he committed during his 40 year rule. I am sure that he had people tortured and killed himself but two wrongs do not make a right and the “west” often claims the high ground when it comes to human rights.

However, even though nations such as the USA and UK like to believe they hold some form of moral high ground when compared to other countries often their actions during combat fail to live up to their words especially since 9.11 and the war on terror which has legitimized torture and extra judicial killings by the state.

The death of Gaddafi shows us that either one of the following must be true:

1. The National Transiational Council of Libya, who supposedly commanded the forces attacking Sirat, had little or no control over their troops. Apparently the Western NATO nations involved had wanted Gadaffi captured alive so that he could be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for war crimes. The NTC agreed to this.

“the ICC prosecutor, has been in contact with the country’s Transitional National Council regarding the three top Libyan leaders sought on war crime charges – the besieged Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and Abdullah al-Senussi, the former head of Libyan military intelligence.”

“Mr Ocampo’s office said in a statement that he had been briefed on the security situation in Libya, and that “further conversations will define the precise way to move forward”. This would include ” the possibility to apprehend and surrender to the court the three individuals alleged to have committed crimes after 17 of February 2011, and also to investigate and prosecute them in Libya for crimes committed previously.”

After an initial air attack by NATO the NTC rebels captured Col Gaddafi alive, apparently finding him hiding like a rat in a drain pipe. They had the opportunity to detain him before transferring him to the Hague but didn’t. Instead they choose to execute him with a shot to the head and chest according to the following admission by a anti-Gaddafi solider.

2. The NTC gave an order to the troops attacking Sirat that if Gaddafi was found alive that he should be summarily executed. The videos we have seen of Gaddafi’s capture show confusion and a lot of argy bargy with what seems like major disagreement between the soldiers about what to do with him.

The solider in the above video claims “Some fighters wanted to take him away, that’s when I shot him twice, in the head and the chest”.

This seems to show no clear leadership amongst the capturers and no formal chain of command as otherwise the Captain, Sergeant or General in charge of the soldiers would have issued a command and it would have been followed – at least by any proper army.

This rag-tag bunch of fighters which contain elements of ex Gaddafi supporters, anti-Gaddafi tribal enemies and Islamic militants including al-Qaeda terrorists who had previously been responsible for numerous car bombing attacks against US and UK troops in Iraq – seem to have no formal command structure so it only seems natural that official orders were light on the ground or ignored completely.

3. NATO wanted Gaddafi dead to prevent a trial in which embarresing details of secret deals, shady black hole prisons and close links between the CIA, M16 and Libyan intelligence from coming to light.

NATO had already tried to execute Gaddafi and his entourage that day, as it had done on many other occasion breaking their UN issued mandate to protect Libyan civilians by implementing a no-fly zone.

It was their bombing raid by a French fighter jet and a Predator drone on Gaddafi’s convoy that led to his capture and then execution. Therefore to claim that NATO wanted him alive to be tried is disingenuous at the least as for the whole half year war they had been trying to execute Gaddafi and his supporters from the air.

As the following news reports shows Hillary Clinton wanted Gaddafi captured “dead or alive” and told the NTC this on camera. To the west Gaddafi ending up dead helped to prevent the embarrassment of any public trial and the revelation of any dirty little secrets that may have been waiting to be uncovered.

It seems clear from statements made by the Libyan National Transitional Council that they are more than happy to help those who helped them remove Gaddfi from power reap the rewards of Africa’s largest oil producer.

NTC officials have already said that they intend to reward countries that were early to recognise the council as the legitimate representative of Libya, as well as countries such as the USA, France and the UK that have been involved in the international military intervention to suppress Gaddafi’s forces.

Among the “rewards” the council has offered to these countries are favorable oil contracts and other economic ties. On 15 July 2011, a council spokesman told members of the Libya Contact Group meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, that his government would not forge any new oil contracts and that an elected government must be in place before new deals could be made.

What is clear is that the killing of a prisoner of war is an international crime, whether or not that prisoner was heinous dictator.

Just like the summary execution of the unarmed Bin Laden who could have been captured alive but was instead shot dead unarmed and then dumped in the sea, or the extra judicial killing of an American citizen citizen al-Awlaki in Yemen – we do not hold our breath for any form of justice for those that the “rulers of the world” dislike.

International law is supposed to apply to everyone and every country.

It cannot and should not be a victors justice that is only imposed by the war mongering nations against the losers they have subjugated. If we are to live in a world in which every man is equal under the law whether they be peasant, Lord or dictator then the crime of Gaddafi’s execution should be investigated and the people responsible held to account for his murder.

However as these people are all nuclear powers, permanent security council members and neo-coloniasts that seem to be repeating the mistakes of the 30’s after the last great depression I hold out no hope of any form of justice at all.

It seems the majority of Libyan people are happy with Gaddafi’s death and unless Russia gets the investigation they have been calling for into NATO’s involvement in breaching their UN mandate I cannot see any kind of investigation occurring.

Gaddafi may have been a loon, a bad evil man and a supporter of terrorists but he didn’t deserve to die in the way he did.

The west likes to bleat on about Human Rights, Justice for all and international law but they are only ever interested if these lofty concepts are applied to others rather than themselves.

We will have to wait an see how Libya turns out but if it doesn’t become party time for huge western businesses that ends up turning the country with the highest living standards in Africa to one of the poorest I will be very pleasantly surprised.

NATO trained al-Qaeda rebels take control of Tripoli – Sharia law beckons

August 30, 2011

By Dark Politricks

Two events happened in the last week. I wonder if you can see any link or oddity between the two.

1. Last week it was reported in all major newspapers that the 2nd in command of al-Qaeda, a Libyan by the name of Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, was killed in a likely drone strike in Pakistan. This came in the same week as reports that al-Qaeda’s 3rd in command, an Egyptian by the name of Mustafa Abu al-Yazid ( also known as Saeed al-Masri ) was also reported dead in the same region.

This follows remarks by leading US military commanders that a defeat of al-Qaeda is almost within reach. Last month, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said a strategic defeat of al-Qaeda was within reach and called for continued efforts to hammer the group’s weakened leadership with a series of attacks.

“Now is the moment, following what happened with bin Laden, to put maximum pressure on them,” he said, “because I do believe that if we continue this effort we can really cripple al-Qaeda as a major threat.”

I really don’t know how these US military men will know when this strategic defeat of al-Qaeda occurs. No declaration of victory or defeat will be signed, no roll-back of the huge security state apparatus spawned in the years since 9.11 will happen and there will always be people, many of them Muslim, that will hate the US for it’s foreign policy and want to commit terrorist attacks against it.

2. The second major event that happened last week was that the al-Qaeda and NATO supported rebel Libyan army finally took Tripoli. The storming of Gaddafi’s own compound was led by a rebel by the name of Abdelhakim Belhaj and his US Special Forces trained Tripoli Brigade.

For people who haven’t heard about this feared al-Qaeda asset then maybe you should look him up as there seems little doubt to where his true allegiances lie. This makes it all the more strange that we have been supporting, training and funding him in Libya whilst as the same time we are killing members of his same “organisation” in Pakistan.

This confuses me. Are we fighting al-Qaeda or helping them? Or is each situation done on a case by case scenario.

If helping our biggest enemy leads to the West gaining oil and money then it’s okay but if it leads to the de-stabilisation of a nuclear armed country or an area we want to get our troops into for some geo-political reason then it’s a big no-no. Maybe that’s the whole point. De-stabilise first, bring in western help to re-stabilise and then take the credit as well as control of the assets they wanted in the first place – Problem – Reaction – Solution in action.

For people that have seen their sons and daughters sent off to foreign lands such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Iraq only to be blown to bits by al-Qaeda IED’s and bombs or shot by their “martyrs”. It must come as quite a shock to realise that Abdelhakim Belhaj, one of the most effective, feared and powerful rebel leaders currently leading the attack against Gaddafi, is actually an Islamic Sharia law loving, ex terrorist prisoner of the Americans and Gaddafi who many people now freely admit is al-Qaeda.

For those of you who have never heard Abdelhakim Belhaj’s name before here is a quick overview of his history as an al-Qaeda and now NATO sponsored terrorist taken from the Asian Times.

Abdelhakim Belhaj, aka Abu Abdallah al-Sadek, is a Libyan jihadi. Born in May 1966, he honed his skills with the mujahideen in the 1980s anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan.

He’s the founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and its de facto emir – with Khaled Chrif and Sami Saadi as his deputies. After the Taliban took power in Kabul in 1996, the LIFG kept two training camps in Afghanistan; one of them, 30 kilometers north of Kabul – run by Abu Yahya – was strictly for al-Qaeda-linked jihadis.

After 9/11, Belhaj moved to Pakistan and also to Iraq, where he befriended none other than ultra-nasty Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – all this before al-Qaeda in Iraq pledged its allegiance to Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri and turbo-charged its gruesome practices.

Not only was this sworn follower of bin Laden a well known jihadist and member of a outlawed terrorist group but in 2003 Belhaj was arrested and taken extraordinary rendition-style, to a secret Bangkok prison, and duly tortured by the Americans. Then in In 2004, the USA decided to send him as a gift to Libyan intelligence (oh how friends fall out so quickly) until he was freed by Saif Islam al-Gaddafi in March of 2010, along with other 211 terrorists.

Before being set free Belhaj and the other terrorists had to sign a 417-page confession in which they declared the jihad against Gaddafi illegal and finally over.

So it is quite strange to now see Belhaj now head up a US Special Forces trained militia, the so called Tripoli Brigade, which is leading the charge on the Libyan capital all whilst NATO softens up his targets before he can exact his possibly genocidally and tribal induced revenge on ex enemies and maybe even civilians.

He has already been bragging  how he had won the battle of Tripoli using the same terminology the west was criticising Gaddafi for only weeks ago – calling his forces “rats” that needed exterminating and he has been linked to last months assassination of the then rebel military commander General Abdel Fattah Younis. This was the ex leader of Gaddafi’s special forces that before the uprising had a long history of fighting the group Belhaj founded, the LIFG, from 1990 to 1995.

Whilst the Libyan uprising is a lot more complicated than most people think it is clear that this is not just a case of demonstrators demanding civil rights being squashed by the de-facto ruler of the country. Instead it is a mixture of old Tribal rivalries in which the tribes centred around Benghazi have always had animosity to those Gaddafi belonged to, as well the usual religious mix of hatred between Islamic offshoots, added to the usual jihadist nutters who want all women to walk around in Burkas, never speak unless spoken to and to be less educated than a 5 year old boy.

It is clear from Belhaj’s own statements that he wants nothing less than total Sharia law for the whole of Libya and as a powerful rebel leader who has now been armed to the teeth by the west, with access to the billions of frozen Gaddafi bank assets and on the verge of complete victory it is going to be very interesting to see the final outcome of this uprising especially if he manages to get his hands on all those Chemical weapons that Gaddafi supposedly never got rid of after the deal in the desert with the devil AKA Mr Tony Blair.

I for one have always said that this was a civil war that we had no place interfering in. And as truth is always the first victim of any war who is to know how close the people of Benghazi really ever came to being slaughtered as the west claimed and which was used as the reason to create the no fly zone in the first place.

The UN resolution which has rightly been criticised by Russia and China as being the thin edge of a fat wedge has turned into a fiasco.

Instead of protecting civilians as it was supposed to do it instead allowed UK, French and US planes to destroy Libyan army installations, kill hundreds if not thousands of solidiers and civilians (we will probably never know the truth) and basically soften up Gaddafi targets so that their al-Qaeda rebel army could take control of town after town on the route to Tripoli. If it had not been for NATO’s overwhelming air power the rebel army would probably have  been stopped at Benghazi.

UN resolution 1973 is supposed to protect civilians of all shapes and forms which also includes those currently living in Tripoli.

Are NATO helicopters and planes doing anything to stop the slaughter of civilians who may have supported Gaddafi in the past?

Do we know if anything is being done to protect the people of Tripoli by NATO or does anyone really give a shit?

Once the rebels takes control the UK and France will be fighting amongst themselves for lucrative oil contracts and no doubt anything of value to the people of Libya will be privatised and carved up so that the globalist banksters can take their share of the spoils.

Who is to know the real truth on the ground when the western TV stations are only looking one way.

Dead soldiers can be dressed as civilians and video footage caught on phone camera’s can rarely be verified so who is to know the real truth behind the events that led to the UN resolution that allowed NATO to support one side of a civil war under the guise of protecting human rights.

The same plan seems to be on schedule for Syria which  is now in the midst of what looks like an externally led uprising. It comes as no surprise to see the pressure being cranked up by the USA, EU and UN in the same way it was with Gaddafi. If Libya falls to plan then vital troops already based in the Middle East could easily be deployed to do the same job in Syria under similar guises of protecting civilians from government aggression.

I’m sure it isn’t just me who thinks it’s strange that we have spent the last decade fighting the worlds most fearsome terrorist organisation only to allow members of it to be trained by the same soldiers who have probably fought against each other in other parts of the world.

For me it makes a whole mockery of the war on terror and the fight to defeat al-Qaeda and makes me want to know even more what Sibel Edmonds knows about the CIA and the USA’s links to bin Laden and al-Qaeda that led up to 9.11.

With an al-Qaeda fighter leading the slaughter of Gaddafi loyalists in Tripoli it is clear that these links went a lot further and a lot longer than just up to 9.11.

Will the Libyan rebels be any better than Gaddafi or will western interests rule the day

August 23, 2011

By Dark Politricks

Here are some quick musings on the Libyan rebels entering Tripoli.

If the rebels gain control then we will see what deals they made with the devil AKA NATO for their support. These will be revealed in the types of contracts that our western governments are given as repayments when Libya‘s nationalised industries are privatised, opened up and gutted for the benefit of the rich banksters that fund and cause most recent conflicts.

I am pretty sure that David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy, Obama and the others who pushed for intervention will want some kind of payback for all the £400,000 Tomahawk missiles they flew into Libyan compounds.

The payment they will want will be measured in barrels of oil, private contracts, arms sales and promises that the the new government will follow their demands when it comes to decisions on international matters such as Palestinian statehood or backing for Syrian intervention.

Obviously it could go the other way and the rebels could turn round once Tripoli is captured and Gaddafi gone and turn two fingers up at the west and say thanks but no thanks.

Their nationalised industries provide jobs not profits and in this economy that’s what’s needed the most for the huge population that requires wages, food, job security and not shareholder dividends.

Oil is their major export and giving it away to Western companies like BP and Shell would be throwing away good money that could be better spent rebuilding their battered infrastructure and helping their poor.

Gaddafi is a ruthless dictator but some of the al-Qaeda types that surround the rebels could be even worse. If they gain any kind of power then Libya could turn into either a modern democracy or an Islamic theocracy with terrorism, vengeance and a huge stockpile of western weapons in it’s grip.

The next few days are crucial to Libya‘s fate and we shall all cross our fingers and hope everything turns out for the best.

And by that I mean best for the Libyan people not the western neo-con war mongering banksters that see endless war as the only way of keeping their house of cards debt based economy going.

Western hypocrisy in action – the UN vote on Libya

March 18, 2011

By Dark Politricks

It has just been reported in the main news that the UN has just passed a vote that would enforce a no fly zone over Libya. This comes as pro-Gaddafi forces start to gather outside the rebel stronghold in Benghazi. Will this vote come too late in the day to have any effect whatsoever or will it be the start of another Iraq-esque foreign mis-adventure that will see yet more young US and UK soldiers die in oil rich Middle Eastern deserts.

The draft resolution:

  • Imposes “ban on all flights in Libyan airspace” except for aid planes
  • Authorises member states to “take all necessary measures” to “protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack”
  • Excludes occupation force
  • Toughens arms embargo by calling on all member states to “inspect in their territory vessels and aircraft bound to or from Libya”
  • Widens asset freeze to include Libyan Investment Authority, Central Bank of Libya and Libyan National Oil Company among others

Now that the world community has decided to intervene in Libya does this mean it will also intervene in Bahrain or Saudi Arabia. What about all other rebellions against authoritarian or oppressive governments that we have left to their own devices over recent years such as Rwanda, China, Sri Lanka and countless others.

Why has it only taken a few weeks to get support for intervention in Libya yet the killing fields of Darfur in Sudan in which many more people have died from government forces have been left alone with little mention in the security council and no western desire to intervene or set-up a no fly zone to protect civilians from aerial bombardment by it’s own government.

This is a country in which government supported forces have raped and massacred thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands. It is also another country in which government forces have been using their superior armaments to bomb rebels and civilians from the air.

This is from a 2011 report into the current situation in Darfur which was published in February.

Sudanese warplanes are bombing areas of Darfur, according to a rebel movement. The Justice and Equality Movement said that Sudan’s air force continues to indiscriminately bomb areas in North Darfur and the border zone between North and South Darfur, targeting civilians and their property and livestock at random and deliberately.

So should we see this UN vote and probable intervention as a changing of the tide in which business deals, oil interests, and other monetary factors are always ignored when it comes down to doing the “right thing” and protecting civilians from their government no matter which country it may be or is it just another example of Western hypocrisy in action for all to see.

I for one am not going to start expecting the UN intervening a lot more round the world as it is pretty clear our defence of human rights are limited to very specific circumstances usually when it involves money, oil or geo-political chess playing.

What is it that has made Western leaders act so quickly and decisively on Libya yet dither and offer only platitudes and empty gestures when it comes to other countries suffering similar problems.

Why does the suffering of rebel Libyans in Benghazi rank so much higher than the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza or the long suffering Sudanese living in Darfur?

If pure logic, reason and empathy for human dignity lay behind every security council vote then China and Russia wouldn’t always veto or abstain resolutions like the UK/USA/French one passed today and the USA wouldn’t always veto or abstain every single resolution that centred around Israeli abuses and crimes of humanity against the Palestinians.

Our leaders are very good at grandstanding on the world stage in front of cameras, lecturing leaders of developing countries about human rights and the rule of democracy. However once the cameras are off they are perfectly happy to sell those same leaders western built guns, tanks, missiles and other armaments they know will be used against civilians and make oil deals with terrorists, dictators and despots.

As westerners we need to admit that it is this seemingly pick at will defence of human rights, support of dictators one moment and then calls for their overthrow the next that many people around the world look at, ignore any merit that our arguments may have and only see hypocrisy  in action.

What do we really want. Democracy in Libya or cheaper petrol?

February 24, 2011

By Dark Politricks

The revolutions spreading across Northern Africa and the Middle East are a cause for concern for Westerners due to our dependence on oil. Whilst we should never put a price on freedom it is clear that many commentators are doing just that.

If it’s not scare mongering about the Muslim Brotherhood and a Middle Eastern Islamic caliphate springing up to wage war on the west and Israel it’s worries about the price of petrol going up due to blockades, instability or just speculators doing what they do best, taking advantage of the common man to make lots of wonga.

Whilst it’s true that the price of oil has already increased and looks like it will continue to do so we should try and look beyond the short fall in our pockets and be happy that millions of people who have spent decades suffering under the rule of despots propped up by our governments are now free.

Whilst this might be easier to say than actually do it should be clear to most of us that we are all screwed anyway. The house of cards we call our economy is a massive fraud, we are already experiencing high levels of inflation, the banks have stolen all our money and to top all that if you believe in the Mayan prophecy then we are all probably going to die next year anyway!

As David Mitchell just put it on the 10 O’Clock show “Do we want democracy in Libya or cheaper petrol?” Should we bemoan the extra hike in fuel that has been rising constantly for the last few years or should we try and enjoy these little bits of humanity managing to break through the chains that oppress it whilst we can.

The people who are liberating their countries at the moment are not going to be as concerned about our desire for cheap fuel as we are and there is a good chance that many will see us as collaborators in their oppression who have spent the last half century putting cheap fuel above their human rights.

It’s not very hard to see how anti-western sentiment has grown over the years and we should try and do ourselves and future generations of westerners a big favour by breaking the habit of a lifetime by not meddling in the affairs of others for a while.

These people have a lot to dislike us for including:

-Propping up the dictators that have subjucated them for many years using the expensive arms our companies sell them to crush and torture them into submission.

-Breaking our “ethical” foreign policy (what a joke) to do oil deals in the desert that saw convicted terrorists go free and BP a great opportunity to make lots of money.

-Feeding their countries with huge loans through the IMF and World Bank and then robbing their countries natural resources in return and removing their capability for self sufficiency through free trade.

-The war in Iraq that many people still consider an illegal act. Pre-emptively attacking an ex ally because of unfounded suspicions was the straw that broke the camels back for many people.

-Our countries unwavering support for Israel. Whilst Hilary Clinton, Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy and the rest make moralistic speeches about respecting the protesters Human Rights and attack the disproportionate use of force being used to crush their dissent we can only imagine the silence that would speak a thousand words if it were Palestinians demanding their natural unalienable rights instead of Libyans or Egyptians. We only have to look at our response to the Gaza conflict to see why many in this part of the world see our leaders for the hypocrites we know them to be.

We have a long history of meddling in the affairs of Middle Eastern countries. From our conspiracy with Israel and France to take control of the Suez canal in the 50’s to the CIA sponsored coup in Iran. When Saddam Hussein was gassing and massacring Iranians he was our best friend and ally but look how that turned out. We have made deals with devils and then broken them when it suited us.

Despite anything our leaders may be saying at the moment our “civilised” western nations were propping up Middle Eastern strong men, dictators and despots because they were prepared to subdue their own populations to support Israeli regional dominance and protect our oil supplies.

This might be about to end and we should all be prepared for a rocky few years as no-one can predict the future. However here in the UK we are already paying £1.30 for a litre of unleaded petrol and over 50% of this is pure tax that goes straight into the Chancellors coffers.

Any increase in the price of fuel will also increase the amount of tax paid in fuel duty and in these tight times of austerity measures and budget cuts can we really expect our political leaders to do the honourable thing and reduce the slice of the pie they get in tax to help the common motorist?

I won’t be holding my breath for a positive answer but we should remind ourselves that David Cameron was promising us all a fuel stabiliser before the election to do just that. Whilst this coalition has been good at breaking their respective electoral promises and using their joint governance as the excuse the current uncertainty and rising oil prices are an opportunity for our leaders to prove that they are in fact able to keep their word for once.

Just so you know how much of the price of fuel is actually handed over to the government in tax the following graph should illustrate this quite nicely.

Price of petrol breakdown diagramPrice of diesel breakdown diagram